byauthor unknown. Publication info - London: Reprinted for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1765.
Katharine Nairn and Patrick Ogilvie were involved in a sort of eighteenth-century soap opera. Nairn was married to Thomas Ogilvie, a man twice her age. They shared their home with his younger brother Patrick and the mistress of the youngest brother of the family, Alexander. Thomas was poisoned and died. Nairn and Patrick were charged with his death, and with incest, i.e. adultery, both capital crimes. The most important witness at their trial was Alexander's mistress, Anne Clark, a former... Topics: adultery, murder, incest, prostitution
byUnknown. Publication info: New York: Frank Leslie, 1875.
A case which has passed from the public consciousness, but which in its time fascinated the United States, was the adulterous relationship between the prominent and popular minister Henry Ward Beecher and Elizabeth Tilton, the wife of an important member of his church. Mrs. Tilton more than once confessed adultery, and then revoked her confessions. The dispute led to a fabulously notorious court trial when Mr. Tilton brought suit against Beecher. Beecher's reputation was tarnished, but in a... Topics: Henry Ward Beecher, Elizabeth Tilton, adultery, trial